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• 4CD box set of the radical later music of Igor Stravinsky.

• Including selections from the music that inspired him, from Ravel and Debussy to
Stockhausen and John Cage.

“In the course of his long, and abundantly creative life, Igor Stravinsky produced a highly personal body of work, which seems paradoxically enough, to sum up and embrace all of music itself. From primitive folk art to highly sophisticated serialism, from rarefied church music to outspoken jazz. His textures go from the richest to the leanest. His spirit was both devout and irreverent. His music is, at once, tender and spiky, emotional but anti-romantic. It can be popular and esoteric, nationalistic or intercontinental. In this sense he was probably the most universal composer who ever lived.” Leonard Bernstein

In 1944 Stravinsky met 20-year old music student Robert Craft, forging a deep friendship and creative partnership that would prove to be decisive in determining the composer’s musical direction. With his career at an impasse, Craft encouraged Stravinsky to re- evaluate the possibilities of 12-tone writing; introducing him to works by Schoenberg and Webern and to a generation of young composers with which he was scarcely familiar.
Stravinsky warmed to this new language and wondered if it might be applied it to something of his own.

His serial pieces are as Stravinskyan as ‘The Rite of Spring’ or ‘The Firebird’; the brilliant hallmark so admired by Frank Zappa, Ennio Morricone, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Syd Barrett and The Pink Floyd. This edition focusses on the system to which, to a greater or lesser degree, Stravinsky would devote the rest of his life; from the enchanting ‘Septet’ to the last great ballet, ‘Agon’; compositions that both touch the heart and ravish the ear.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
Orchestral and Chamber Works

Selections from ORPHEUS Ballet RCA Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
1 Orpheus Weeps for Eurydice – Lento sostenuto
2 Air de danse
SEPTET Columbia Chamber Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
3 Sonata Allegro
4 Passacaglia
5 Gigue
AGON Ballet Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud
6 Pas-de-Quatre
7 Double Pas-de-Quartre
8 Triple Pas-de-Quartre
9 Prélude
10 First Pas-de-Trois – Saraband Step
11 Gailliarde
12 Coda 1
13 Interlude 1
14 Second Pas-de-Trois – Bransle Simple
15 Bransle Gay
16 Bransle Double
17 Interlude 2
18 Pas-de-Deux
19 Coda 2
20 Four Duos
21 Four Trios – Coda
MOVEMENTS, FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRAColumbia
Symphony Orchestra: Charles Rosen (piano) / Igor Stravinsky
22 Eighth Note = 110
23 Quarter Note = 52
24 Eighth Note = 72
25 Eighth Note = 80
26 Eighth
Note = 104

For the Tombstone of Prince Max Egon zu Fürstenberg
27 EPITAPHIUM
“Raoul Dufy in Memoriam”
28 DOUBLE CANON

MONUMENTUM PRO GESUALDO DI VENOSA AD CD ANNUM, FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
29 Asciugate I Begli Occhi Madrigale XIV, Libro Quinto
30 Ma Tu, Cagion Di Quella Madrigale XVIII, Libro Quinto
31 Belta Poi Che T’Assenti Madrigale II, Libro Sesto

AGON Ballet Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
32 Pas-de-Quatre
33 Double Pas-de-Quartre
34 Triple Pas-de-Quartre
35 Prélude
36 First Pas-de- Trois – Saraband Step
37 Gailliarde
38 Coda 1
39 Interlude 1
40 Second Pas-de-Trois – Bransle Simple
41 Bransle Gay
42 Bransle Double
43 Interlude 2
44 Pas-de-Deux 45 Coda 2 46 Four Duos 47 Four Trios – Coda

DISC TWO
Choral Works
MASS
Columbia Symphony Woodwinds and Chorus / Igor Stravinsky
1 Kyrie
2 Gloria
3 Credo
4 Sanctus
5 Agnus Dei
CANTATA
St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra / Colin Davis
6 A Lyke-Wake Dirge – Versus 1
7 Ricercar 1 ‘The maidens came’
8 A Lyke-Wake Dirge – Versus 2
9 Ricercar 2 ‘To-morrow shall be my dancing day’
10 A Lyke-Wake Dirge – Versus 3
11 Westron Wind
12 A Lyke-Wake Dirge – Versus 4
CANTICUM SACRUM
Orchestra of the Domain Musical / Robert Craft
13 Dedicato
14 Part I, Euntes in mundum
15 Part II, Surge, aquilo
16 Part III, Ad Tres Virtutes Hortationes
17 Part IV, Brevis Motus Cantilenae
18 Part V, Illi autem profecti
A SERMON, A NARRATIVE AND A PRAYER
The Toronto Festival Singers CBC Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
19 A Sermon
20 A Narrative
21 A Prayer
22 ANTHEM (The Dove Descending Breaks the Air)
The Toronto Festival Singers / Igor Stravinsky

DISC THREE
Vocal Choral Opera
THREE SONGS FROM WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
1 Musick to hear
2 Full Fathom Five
3 Spring
IN MEMORIAM DYLAN THOMAS
Peter Pears (Tenor) Ensemble conducted by Hans Rosbaud
4 Dirge-Canons (Prelude)
5 Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
6 Dirge-Canons (Postlude)
THRENI
Schola Cantorum, Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
7 Introduction: “Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae
Prophetae”
8 De elegia prima: “Aleph. Quomodo sedet sola civitas” – Diphona I: “Plorans ploravit” – Diphona II: “Vide, Domino”
9 De elegia tertia: I Querimonia: “Aleph. Ego vir videns” – II Sensus spei: “Heth. Misericordiae Domini” – III Solacium: “Res. Judicasti, Domine”
10 De elegia quinta: “Oratio Jeremiae Prophetae”
REQUIEM CANTICLES
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Choir / Bernard Haitink
11 Prelude
12 “Exaudi”
13 “Dies irae”
14 “Tuba mirum”
15 Interlude
16 “Rex tremendae”
17 “Lacrimosa”
18 “Libera me”
19 Postlude
THE FLOOD
A Musical Play Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Robert Craft
20 Prelude
21 Melodrama
22 The Building of the Ark
23 The Catalogue of the Animals
24 The Comedy
25 The Flood
26 The Covenant of the Rainbow

DISC FOUR
Stravinsky’s Orbit

MAURICE RAVEL Boston Symphony Orchestra / New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus / Charles Munch 1 1 Invocation of the Nymphs from Daphnis et Chloé
ERIK SATIE
2 Sarabande No.2 Francis Poulenc (piano)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Orchestra of the Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris / Manuel Rosenthal
3 Jeux (Games) – poème dansé

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Columbia Symphony Orchestra
4 Vergangenes (The Past) from Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16

ANTON WEBERN Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10 Robert Craft Orchestra / Robert Craft
5 Archetype
6 Transformation
7 Return
8 Memory
9 Soul
ALBAN BERG Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud
10 Präludium from Three pieces for orchestra, op. 6

PIERRE BOULEZ Instrumental selections from Le Marteau sans maître Conducted by Robert Craft
11 Avant L’artisanat Furieux
12 Commentaire II de Bourreaux de Solitude
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN Ensemble conducted by Robert Craft
13 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds

LUIGI NONO Orchestra of WDR Cologne / Bruno Maderna
14 Il Canto Sospeso (The Suspended Song): Orchestra
LUCIANO BERIO Cathy Berberian (voice)
15 Circles (excerpt)
JOHN CAGE Maro Ajemian (prepared piano)
16 Sonata 1 from Sonatas and Interludes
EDGARD VARÈSE Conducted by Robert Craft
17 Density 21.5 for Flute

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DISC ONE
Orchestral and Chamber Works

Selections from ORPHEUS Ballet RCA Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
1 Orpheus Weeps for Eurydice - Lento sostenuto
2 Air de danse
SEPTET Columbia Chamber Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
3 Sonata Allegro
4 Passacaglia
5 Gigue
AGON Ballet Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud
6 Pas-de-Quatre
7 Double Pas-de-Quartre
8 Triple Pas-de-Quartre
9 Prélude
10 First Pas-de-Trois - Saraband Step
11 Gailliarde
12 Coda 1
13 Interlude 1
14 Second Pas-de-Trois - Bransle Simple
15 Bransle Gay
16 Bransle Double
17 Interlude 2
18 Pas-de-Deux
19 Coda 2
20 Four Duos
21 Four Trios - Coda
MOVEMENTS, FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRAColumbia
Symphony Orchestra: Charles Rosen (piano) / Igor Stravinsky
22 Eighth Note = 110
23 Quarter Note = 52
24 Eighth Note = 72
25 Eighth Note = 80
26 Eighth
Note = 104

For the Tombstone of Prince Max Egon zu Fürstenberg
27 EPITAPHIUM
"Raoul Dufy in Memoriam"
28 DOUBLE CANON

MONUMENTUM PRO GESUALDO DI VENOSA AD CD ANNUM, FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
29 Asciugate I Begli Occhi Madrigale XIV, Libro Quinto
30 Ma Tu, Cagion Di Quella Madrigale XVIII, Libro Quinto
31 Belta Poi Che T'Assenti Madrigale II, Libro Sesto

AGON Ballet Los Angeles Festival Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
32 Pas-de-Quatre
33 Double Pas-de-Quartre
34 Triple Pas-de-Quartre
35 Prélude
36 First Pas-de- Trois - Saraband Step
37 Gailliarde
38 Coda 1
39 Interlude 1
40 Second Pas-de-Trois - Bransle Simple
41 Bransle Gay
42 Bransle Double
43 Interlude 2
44 Pas-de-Deux 45 Coda 2 46 Four Duos 47 Four Trios - Coda

DISC TWO
Choral Works
MASS
Columbia Symphony Woodwinds and Chorus / Igor Stravinsky
1 Kyrie
2 Gloria
3 Credo
4 Sanctus
5 Agnus Dei
CANTATA
St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra / Colin Davis
6 A Lyke-Wake Dirge - Versus 1
7 Ricercar 1 'The maidens came'
8 A Lyke-Wake Dirge - Versus 2
9 Ricercar 2 'To-morrow shall be my dancing day'
10 A Lyke-Wake Dirge - Versus 3
11 Westron Wind
12 A Lyke-Wake Dirge - Versus 4
CANTICUM SACRUM
Orchestra of the Domain Musical / Robert Craft
13 Dedicato
14 Part I, Euntes in mundum
15 Part II, Surge, aquilo
16 Part III, Ad Tres Virtutes Hortationes
17 Part IV, Brevis Motus Cantilenae
18 Part V, Illi autem profecti
A SERMON, A NARRATIVE AND A PRAYER
The Toronto Festival Singers CBC Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
19 A Sermon
20 A Narrative
21 A Prayer
22 ANTHEM (The Dove Descending Breaks the Air)
The Toronto Festival Singers / Igor Stravinsky

DISC THREE
Vocal Choral Opera
THREE SONGS FROM WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
1 Musick to hear
2 Full Fathom Five
3 Spring
IN MEMORIAM DYLAN THOMAS
Peter Pears (Tenor) Ensemble conducted by Hans Rosbaud
4 Dirge-Canons (Prelude)
5 Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
6 Dirge-Canons (Postlude)
THRENI
Schola Cantorum, Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Igor Stravinsky
7 Introduction: "Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae
Prophetae"
8 De elegia prima: "Aleph. Quomodo sedet sola civitas" - Diphona I: "Plorans ploravit" - Diphona II: "Vide, Domino"
9 De elegia tertia: I Querimonia: "Aleph. Ego vir videns" - II Sensus spei: "Heth. Misericordiae Domini" - III Solacium: "Res. Judicasti, Domine"
10 De elegia quinta: "Oratio Jeremiae Prophetae"
REQUIEM CANTICLES
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Choir / Bernard Haitink
11 Prelude
12 "Exaudi"
13 "Dies irae"
14 "Tuba mirum"
15 Interlude
16 "Rex tremendae"
17 "Lacrimosa"
18 "Libera me"
19 Postlude
THE FLOOD
A Musical Play Columbia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Robert Craft
20 Prelude
21 Melodrama
22 The Building of the Ark
23 The Catalogue of the Animals
24 The Comedy
25 The Flood
26 The Covenant of the Rainbow

DISC FOUR
Stravinsky's Orbit

MAURICE RAVEL Boston Symphony Orchestra / New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus / Charles Munch 1 1 Invocation of the Nymphs from Daphnis et Chloé
ERIK SATIE
2 Sarabande No.2 Francis Poulenc (piano)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Orchestra of the Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris / Manuel Rosenthal
3 Jeux (Games) - poème dansé

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Columbia Symphony Orchestra
4 Vergangenes (The Past) from Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16

ANTON WEBERN Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10 Robert Craft Orchestra / Robert Craft
5 Archetype
6 Transformation
7 Return
8 Memory
9 Soul
ALBAN BERG Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud
10 Präludium from Three pieces for orchestra, op. 6

PIERRE BOULEZ Instrumental selections from Le Marteau sans maître Conducted by Robert Craft
11 Avant L'artisanat Furieux
12 Commentaire II de Bourreaux de Solitude
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN Ensemble conducted by Robert Craft
13 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds

LUIGI NONO Orchestra of WDR Cologne / Bruno Maderna
14 Il Canto Sospeso (The Suspended Song): Orchestra
LUCIANO BERIO Cathy Berberian (voice)
15 Circles (excerpt)
JOHN CAGE Maro Ajemian (prepared piano)
16 Sonata 1 from Sonatas and Interludes
EDGARD VARÈSE Conducted by Robert Craft
17 Density 21.5 for Flute

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